Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility is an important part of creating and maintaining a website. Adhering to standards is a vital requirement for every university website.

It is our intention to make all Stony Brook University sites accessible to as many people as possible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Guidelines and NYS Technology Policy 99-3.

Continue Reading about Accessibility on W3C

View Stony Brook University’s Accessibility Checklist

We committed to making our websites accessible to everyone. To report a problem or to request an accommodation to access online materials, information, resources, and/or services, please contact LibraryIT@stonybrook.edu. In your message, include the website address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered. You will receive a reply as soon as possible.

Additional Resources

WebAIM: web accessibility in mind

A primary resource for accessibility training.

View WebAIM site

How to Create Accessible Documents

Instructions for creating accessible PDFs, Word, Powerpoint, Excel documents and more.

View instructions on NCDAE website

Web Accessibility Best Practices

A thorough list of best practices for website content.

View best practices guide

Teach Access Tutorial on Web Accessibility

This resource is part of the Teach Access Initiative, and provides best practices for making accessible mobile and web apps. This tutorial currently provides basic training for developers and designers

Take the Teach Access Tutorial

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

“A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements (success criteria) and techniques.”

View WCAG website